Becoming a parent.

Choosing a child’s surname and given names
Choosing a Child’s Surname and Given Names

Directeur de l'état civil

Important Notice

This page is being updated. Meanwhile, as the information currently online may not be complete, we invite you to consult the French version. Thank you for your understanding.

You can choose one or more given names for your child, as well as a single or compound surname. A child’s surname must be composed of the surname of one of his or her parents or a combination of the surnames of both parents.

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